RE: Non-memetic behavior (was Parody of Science)

Bill Benzon (
Tue, 17 Aug 1999 15:13:52 -0400

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Date: Tue, 17 Aug 1999 15:13:52 -0400
From: (Bill Benzon)
Subject: RE: Non-memetic behavior (was Parody of Science)

At 10:13 AM 8/17/99 +0200, Gatherer, D. (Derek) wrote:

>The G-meme expresses itself as phenotype (or phenogenotype) in the
>brain. It might be something like a picture projected upon the genetically
>created 'mind screen.' An artifact can be a G-meme genotype (or
>phenogenotype) creating the phenotypic idea in someone's mind.

The may not be a Gatherer-meme, but it's close to a Benzon
cultural-phenotype. Note, however, that I regard the cultural phenotype as
the joint product of many memes (G-memes). It's not anything like a
one-to-one correspondence between memes in the external world and the
cultural phenotypes in the mind/brain.

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